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Known for its cooling properties, the cucumber is a star of the summer cocktail glass. Crisp and clean, it lends a freshness to myriad spirits, especially gin, tequila, and vodka. Throw a little lime, mint, or basil in the mix, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for summer refreshment. Here are some of our favorite cucumber cocktails.

Cucumber Fresco

An ultra-refreshing combo of cucumber, mint, lime and your choice of gin or vodka.

Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita

Hot peppers up the spice while cucumber cools things down in this summery Margarita.

Extra Fancy’s Frozen Gin & Tonic

What’s more refreshing on a summer day than a Gin & Tonic? A frozen Gin & Tonic, especially one made with cucumber.

Gordon’s Cup

At the Everleigh, classic cocktails like the refreshing and simple Gordon’s Cup take on endless variations.

Guepe Verte

The signature cocktail at the Paris mezcaleria matches cooling cucumber with spicy tequila.

Juke Cup

Falernum serves as the base of this cocktail, rounded out with a bit of fresh cucumber, lime and honey.

Lincoln Club Cup

An update of a summery classic.

Michelada TJ

At Limantour in Mexico City, the Michelada TJ was inspired by flavors of Tijuana, with fresh cucumber balancing the savory notes, and a hit of mezcal for boldness.

Milk Maid

Tequila and coconut lead the flavor in this drink, but cucumber sneaks in to the mix as a secondary ingredient.

Mint Royalty

A refreshing cooler for warm weather.


Mezcal, tequila, lime, honey and ginger round out this fizzy refresher.

Northside Collins

The Northside Collins matches gin and grapefruit liqueur with the cooling power of cucumber and mint.

Old Maid

Gin, juice and a squeeze of minty, cucumber freshness flavor this lowball.

Spruce Goose

Trevor Easter calls this drink a “total Mister Potato Head cocktail,” because the combination of sherry, orgeat, cucumber and absinthe works with almost any base spirit.

Stealth Margarita

An extra-cooling and delicious spin on the classic Marg.

The Pool Lounge Cucumber Cocktail

Inspired by the Gimlet, Thomas Waugh employs a cucumber-infused absinthe and swaps fresh lime in for Rose’s Lime for an extra cool zap of flavor.

The West 8th

Analogue’s take on the Southside cocktail brings cucumber and vodka to the requisite mix of mint, lemon and syrup.

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